Immigration Index A-G

  • Administrative Closure
    • Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018)
  • Administrative Exhaustion
    • Bhiski v. Ashcroft, 373 F.3d 363 (3d Cir. 2004)
    • Yan Lan Wu v. Ashcroft, 393 F.3d 418 (3d Cir. 2005)
    • Popal v. Gonzales, 416 F.3d 249 (3d Cir. 2005)
    • Joseph v. A.G., 465 F.3d 123 (3d Cir. 2006)
    • Lin v. A.G., 543 F.3d 114 (3d Cir. 2008) (PDF Summary)
    • Hozha v. Holder, 559 F.3d 157 (3d Cir. 2009)
    • Zhi Fei Liao v. A.G., 910 F.3d 714 (3d Cir. 2018)
    • Nkomo v. A.G., 986 F.3d 268 (3d Cir. 2021) (PDF Summary)
  • Adverse Credibility Determination
    • Balasubramanrim v. INS, 143 F.3d 157 (3d Cir. 1998) [airport interviews]
    • Senathirajah v. INS, 157 F.3d 210 (3d Cir. 1998) [airport interviews] (PDF Summary)
    • Fiadjoe v. A.G., 411 F.3d 135 (3d Cir. 2005) [airport interview; abusive IJ] (PDF Summary)
  • Aggravated Felony
  • Appeals Procedure: BIA
  • Appeals Procedure: CIRCUIT COURTS
    • Khan v. A.G., 691 F.3d 488 (3d Cir. 2012) [premature]
  • Asylum: FIRM RESETTLEMENT
  • Asylum: GOVERNMENT CONTROL
    • Fiadjoe v. A.G., 411 F.3d 135 (3d Cir. 2005) [Ghana, Trokosi sect] (PDF Summary)
    • Garcia v. A.G., 665 F.3d 496 (3d Cir. 2011) [Guatemala, testimony] (PDF Summary)
  • Asylum: ONE YEAR DEADLINE
  • Authentication of Documents
  • Bond
    • In re Adeniji, 22 I&N Dec. 1102 (BIA 1999)
    • Padilla-Ramirez v. Bible, 882 F.3d 826 (CA9 2017)
    • Guerrero-Sanchez v. Warden YCP, 905 F.3d 208 (CA3 2018)
    • Martinez v. LaRose, 968 F.3d 555 (CA6 2020)
    • Johnson v. Guzman Chavez, 549 U.S. ___ (2021) (PDF Summary)
  • Cancellation of Removal
    • Matter of Strydom, 25 I&N Dec. 507 (BIA 2011) [Violation v. conviction]
    • Matter of Obshatko, 27 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2017) [Violation v. conviction] (PDF Summary)
  • CAT Claims
  • Categorical Approach
  • Changed Country Conditions
    • Kaur v. BIA, 413 F.3d 232 (2d Cir. 2005)
    • Wang v. BIA, 437 F.3d 270 (2d Cir. 2006)
    • Shardar v. A.G., 503 F.3d 308 (3d Cir. 2007) (PDF Summary)
    • Khan v. A.G., 691 F.3d 488 (3d Cir. 2012) (PDF Summary)
    • Perez v. Holder, 740 F.3d 57 (9st Cir. 2014)
    • Bamaca-Cifuentes v. A.G., 870 F.3d 108 (3d Cir. 2017) (PDF Summary)
    • Liem v. A.G., 921 F.3d 388 (3d Cir. 2019) (PDF Summary)
    • Lopez-Garcia v. Barr, 969 F.3d 749 (7th Cir. 2020)
    • Baker White v. Wilkinison, 990 F.3d 600 (8th Cir. 2021) (PDF Summary)
    • Darby v. A.G., ___ F.3d ____ (3d Cir. June 17, 2021) (2021 WL 2460986) (PDF Summary)
  • Continuances
    • Matter of L-A-B-R-, 27 I&N Dec. 405 (A.G. 2018)
  • Continuous Physical Presence
    • De Leon-Ochoa v. A.G., 622 F.3d 341 (3d Cir. 2010) [piggybacking]
  • Corroboration
    • In re S-M-J-, 21 I&N Dec. 722 (BIA 1997) (en banc) (PDF Summary)
    • Senathirajah v. INS, 157 F.3d 210 (3d Cir. 1998) (PDF Summary)
    • Matter of S-A-, 22 I&N Dec. 1328 (BIA 2000) [absence of police report]
    • Abdulai v. Ashcroft, 239 F.3d F42 (3d Cir. 2001) (PDF Summary)
    • Berishaj v. Ashcroft, 37 F.3d 314 (3d Cir. 2004) (Summary)
    • Liu v. Ashcroft, 372 F.3d 529 (3d Cir. 2004) (PDF Summary)
    • Voci v. Gonzales, 409 F.3d 607 (3d Cir. 2005) (PDF Summary)
    • Chukwu v. A.G., 484 F.3d 185 (3d Cir. 2007) [IJ notice necessary] (PDF Summary)
    • Rapheal v. Mukasey, 533 F.3d 521 (7th Cir. 2008) [IJ notice NOT necessary]
    • Sandie v. A.G., 562 F.3d 246 (3d Cir. 2009) (PDF Summary)
    • Liu v. Holder, 575 F.3d 193 (2d Cir. 2009) [IJ notice NOT necessary]
    • Rahimzadeh v. Holder, 613 F.3d 916 (9th Cir. 2010) [absence of police report]
    • Ren v. Holder, 648 F.3d 1079 (9th Cir. 2011) [IJ notice necessary]
    • Zhi v. Holder, 751 F.3d 1088 (9th Cir. 2014) [IJ notice necessary]
    • Hernandez-Avalos v. Lynch, 784 F.3d 944 (4th Cir. 2015) [absence of police report]
    • Matter of L-A-C, 26 I&N Dec. 516 (BIA 2015) [IJ notice NOT necessary]
    • Gaye v. Lynch, 788 F.3d 519 (6th Cir. 2015) [IJ notice NOT necessary]
    • Bringas-Rodriguez v. Sessions, 850 F.3d 1051 (9th Cir. 2017) (en banc) [absence of police report]
    • Saravia v. A.G., 905 F.3d 729 (3d Cir. 2018) [IJ notice necessary in 3d Cir] (PDF Summary)
    • Doe v. A.G., 956 F.3d 135 (3d Cir. 2020) [absence of police report] (PDF Summary)
  • Crimes: AGGRAVATED FELONIES
    • Matter of Ramos, 23 I&N Dec. 336 (BIA 2002) (en banc) [DUI, crimes of violence] (PDF Summary)
    • K.A. v. A.G., 997 F.3d 99 (3d Cir. 2021) (PDF Summary)
  • Crimes: CATEGORICAL APPROACH
  • Crimes: CIMTs
    • Matter of Ortega Lopez (A.G. 2018) [animal fighting]
  • Crimes: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
    • In re Suh, 23 I&N Dec. 626 (BIA 2003) [pardon waiver]
    • Balogun v. A.G., 425 F.3d 1356 (11th Cir. 2005) [pardon waiver]
    • Aguilera-Montero v. Mukasey, 548 F.3d 1248 (9th Cir. 2008) [pardon waiver]
    • Aristy-Rosa v. A.G., 994 F.3d 112 (3d Cir. 2021) [pardon waiver] (PDF Summary)
  • Crimes: GENERAL
    • Padilla v. KY, 599 U.S. 356 (2010) [duty to warn client] (PDF Summary)
    • Matter of Medina Jimenez (BIA 2018) [PFA] (Summary)
  • Crimes: PARDON WAIVERS
    • In re Suh, 23 I&N Dec. 626 (BIA 2003) [controlled substances]
    • Balogun v. A.G., 425 F.3d 1356 (11th Cir. 2005) [controlled substances]
    • Aguilera-Montero v. Mukasey, 548 F.3d 1248 (9th Cir. 2008) [controlled substances]
    • Aristy-Rosa v. A.G., 994 F.3d 112 (3d Cir. 2021) [controlled substances] (PDF Summary)
  • Detention & Removal
    • Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001) (PDF Summary)
    • Demore v. Kim US (2003)
  • Domestic Violence
    • Matter of Obshatko, 27 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2017) [PFA violation] (PDF Summary)
    • Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018) (Summary)
  • Failure to Appear: MTR, EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
    • Romani v. INS, 146 F.3d 737 (9th Cir. 1998) [no failure to appear] (PDF Summary)
    • Singh v. INS, 295 F.3d 1037 (9th Cir. 2002) [late but diligent & eligible] (PDF Summary)
    • Chete Juarez v. Ashcroft, 376 F.3d 944 (9th Cir. 2004) [diligence; BIA delay] (PDF Summary)
    • Matter of S-L-H- & L-B-L-, 28 I&N Dec. 318 (BIA 2021) [weather, traffic] (PDF Summary)
  • Gang Violence
    • Matter of S-E-G-, 24 I&N Dec. 579 (BIA 2008) (PDF Summary)
    • Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018) (Summary)